Michelle Wie started hitting it when she was around fourteen as far as few players of the PGA tours, and she still wasn’t the longest hitter as far as women’s gold is concerned. Given the situation, no one actually know what next to expect.
If you involve your average eleven year old child in a conversation pertaining to architecture, and all you might get from him or her is details of Bob The Builder, the shocking speed with which the protagonist of Frozen erected her ice castle or Milke Mulligan’s steam shovel. However Luy Li, on Tuesday was discussing Donald Ross, when the youngest qualifier of the US Women’s Open gave her all giggly interview, in front of the press at the Ross masterpiece.
Talking about Ross, she said the very well knows about Donald Ross because she has previously played at the Country Club of Charleston the past year and in San Francisco at the Peninsula Golf Club, and she knows that Ross loves creating undulating greens.
This 5 ft 1 inch wonder of the US Women’s Open shot 74-68 at the Half Moon Bay, and bagged the sectional qualifiers by 7 shots. The 6th grader, now at eleven broke the record held by Lexi Thompson to be the youngest qualifier ever. Lexi was twelve when she got through the qualifiers of the US Open back in 2007.
Sitting together with Li in the same coach, Thompson went all chatty saying that she practiced her autograph on the way to the Pine Needles. She further added that it was quite overwhelming for her to meet and play with players she has only seen on screens, so she was extremely excited and had to keep on telling herself that she is taking part in the upcoming Majors
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Adam Scott will be heading into the US Open, the second major of the year on the back of becoming the new world number one. On the other hand, former major winner Phil Mickelson will be looking to complete a Grand Slam of career majors as he tries to secure the elusive US Open title.
Meanwhile, Tiger Woods has been ruled out for the major, his second of the season after missing out on the Masters in Augusta earlier in the year as the former world number one still seeks a way to break the curse of the 15th major, which has eluded him since 2008.
The likes of Scott, Bubba Watson and Rory McIlroy have all had brilliant seasons so far with Watson coming into the US Open after winning the second major of his career at Augusta.
But all of them will know, the course at Pinehurst will offer quite a formidable test to their skills. The lush greens that feature the most minimal safe landing areas will offer them very little scope for error.
The Aussie Scott feels he is heading into the US Open with the right kind of form but he will know this is one major that has proved the most difficult for him to crack with no finishes in the top ten in twelve attempts.
He said that he is playing well and feels that he has the right momentum going into the US Open.
Mickelson, who is the reigning British Open champion, said that of the majors, his record is perhaps the best at the US Open after the Masters but he will know the competition provided to him will be a stern test of his character and skill with the likes of McIlroy and Watson all keen to add to their major honors.
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Organizers of the Travellers Championship 2014 at the TPC River Highlands have announced that two of the most impressive golfers of the PGA tour, Matt Kuchar and Dustin Johnson, have committed to take part in the prestigious competition which will be held from June 16th to 22nd. The organizers have expressed their joy at the number of talent which will be playing at the tournament and it will sure be quite helpful for the image and collections of the tournament.
The new season has been quite exceptional for Dustin Johnson who currently finished 3rd in the Fed Ex Cup and then ninth in the OWGR (Official World Golf Rankings). It was only been few months into the season, and the American has already achieved five top 10 finishes in his last six competitions. It included two runners up places at Northern Trust Open and AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and also a win at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions event and two second-place finishes at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and Northern Trust Open.
World number 11 Matt Kucher has also made a great start to the season which saw him complete four finishes in the top 10 and also rank 41st in the Fed Ex Cup. He has been quite consistent with his performance in the PGA Tours and he holds the most number of top 10 PGA Tour finishes from 2010 (41 out of 102 starts). Matt Kucher will be looking to add a victory to his record and the competition will be huge boost.
The additions of the two talented golfers will bolster the existing rooster of the Patrick Reed, Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Hunter Mahan and also the defending champion Ken Duke. The tickets of the TPC Championship event are already available for the crowd and according to the organizers, it is doing quite well.
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Louis Oosthuizen, the South African golfer has been successful in winning the Volvo Golf Champions held in Durban for the second time in a row. Last year too he won the championship and this year too he has done it again.
He went one shot clear of his closest opponent Branden Grace and won it in 12 under while birding the last two holes. The champion won the tournament with a four under par while Tommy Fleetwood the Englishman finished in the third spot with as close as a level par with 72 points.
Along with him the third spot was shared by Joost Luiten from Netherlands who finished with 10 under. Unlike other years this year has been a lot closer and towards the end it was really hard to tell who would win the tournament. But the last two holes gave Louis the edge over the others and he managed to put them in quite confidently.
Grace and Oosthuizen were going neck by neck with both of them stuck to 10 under after the initial rounds. In fact Grace had a slight advantage too when Oosthuizen dropped a shot when he was on the 10th. However he managed successive birdies in his 13th and 14th holes which gave him a massive boost and he moved to 11th under. Grace who was closing in from behind made a par in the first five holes out of the back nine and then bogeyed in the 15th which kept him two shots away from Oosthuizen.
After that he did manage to square things up after a 35 foot birdie putt and also birdied the last which gave him a target at 11 under. After the 16th Oosthuizen was actually trailing when he triple bogeyed seven in the third round and also dropped a shot on Sunday.
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